I spent the day incorporating some of the feedback from our last class. The website is live and ready to view here at thegreenqueenofmod.com.
I’d love to hear what you think about it! If you like what you see, follow me on Twitter for tweets on a variety of topics on sustainable living.
Like children, dogs love their plush toys. But unlike children, dogs enjoy chewing on and ripping apart their toys. It’s a natural canine behavior that shouldn’t be discouraged. Unlike some, my dog takes a while to tear into her plushies, preferring to gnaw on them, shake them, snuggle them and carry them around, indoors and out, for months. She definitely gets attached to them. She knows them by name, and will retrieve the one you tell her to “go get.”
Eventually, they get filthy and develop rips and tears. Sometimes she gets serious and works to eviscerate them, pulling out stuffing to get at the squeaker. Since I know she will miss “Lambchop” or “Mr. Monkey” if they disappear permanently, instead of tossing, I wash and repair them. It’s not hard, and as the repairs are done by hand, I can make them while watching TV. Continue reading
February is a very busy month for me work-wise. Self-employed, I have a couple of publications in the shop and am also working on my taxes. So, my recent posts this month are on topics that I already had the elements needed. This one, about why it’s a good idea to “bring your own bag” when you shop, is an example of the type of post I can do when I’m busy with the rest of my life.
Since my website—the Green Queen of Moderation—covers a wide array of topics, I can use a variety of social media to promote individual posts, as well as the site in general. Continue reading
…One Book at a Time.
For the self-published author, the idea of print-on-demand (POD) sounds great—no inventory to store, no unsold issues collecting dust in your basement, no huge cash outlay. What’s not to love? Continue reading
Everything You Need to Know But the Price
The Espresso website gives all the basic info on printing your self-published book on demand, but it seems you need to connect with the individual outlets for your cost. The UW offers all the pre-press services you need, but again, you’d need to connect with them about cost.
At this point, it seems like a good option for obscure academic subjects, family vanity projects (cookbooks, history, memories), but not so much for someone trying to reach a mass market. It depends on your goals for your book.
I found this site, “Social Media Examiner,” with a simple Google search. Their 5 Steps to Insure Your WordPress Blog is Secure is straightforward. Kathy has covered steps 1–3 well in class. I’d like to hear her thoughts on steps 4 & 5: backing up our blog database, and installing a “Limit Log-in” plug-in.